Elizabeth Pelayo is the library media specialist at St. Charles East High School in St. Charles Illinois. She currently writes book reviews for School Library Journal. She is a member of the AASL AAUP Book Selection Committee. Also, she is a member of the nominations committee for the ISLMA Abraham Lincoln Book Award.
At the start of the school year the library is a central location in a school that has so much to share with incoming freshman students. We have procedural information, rules and regulations, and resource knowledge to share with an… Read More ›
Librarians of all grade levels have heard time and time again the age old question, “Is this the first book in the series?” when students and staff are looking through the fiction stacks on their own. We all have lived… Read More ›
When we walk past a glass door on a sunny day our reflection is the first thing we see; when we open that door we see so much more of the world. Throughout my graduate work instructors would reference a… Read More ›
How do we encourage teens to come back to reading for fun? For my high school library, getting personal with books has made all the difference. Part of the answer lies in knowing your specific patrons and collection and matching… Read More ›